Accession Number : AD0721487

Title :   Climate and Energy Exchange on a Sub-Polar Ice Cap in Summer. Part C. On the Katabatic Winds Over the North-West Slope of the Ice Cap. Variations of the Surface Roughness,

Corporate Author : ARCTIC INST OF NORTH AMERICA WASHINGTON D C

Personal Author(s) : Holmgren,Bjoern

Report Date : 1971

Pagination or Media Count : 49

Abstract : The stability conditions in situations with katabatic flows and the magnitude of the forces influencing the air in the inversion layer over the sloping surface are discussed. An analytical description of the profiles in the lowest layer above the snow-surface is given together with equations for the vertical heat flux during inversion conditions. A comparison of the vertical heat flux determined over the quasi-horizontal surface of the top plateau with the heat flux obtained at Ice Cap Station is also included. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*CLIMATE, ARCTIC REGIONS), (*WIND, MEASUREMENT), TERRAIN, SURFACE ROUGHNESS, SNOW, GLACIERS, ATMOSPHERIC TEMPERATURE, CONVECTION(ATMOSPHERIC), CANADA

Subject Categories : Meteorology

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE